Introduction to Sandy, Oregon
Sandy was named after the neighboring Sandy River. Francis Revenue and his family were the first settlers in the city, arriving in 1853. This family opened a trading post on Barlow Road, which was used by various pioneers when traveling to the Willamette Valley. The first post office in Sandy was established in 1873. The city was incorporated in 1913.
Sandy and nearby Attractions
- Meinig Memorial Park
- Sandy Historical Museum
- Oregon Zoo
- Milo McIver State Park
Things To Do In Sandy
While in Sandy, one can visit the Sandy Historical Museum, which provides insight into the history of the area. One can also enjoy a walk alone the Sandy River. The Milo McIver State Park and the Meinig Memorial Park are both located in Sandy as well. The city celebrates the Sandy Oktoberfest and the Sandy Mountain Festival every year.
The nearest major airport is Portland International.
Sandy Higher Education
For higher education, one can attend the Portland Community College, Portland State University, Lewis and Clark College or Clackamas Community College.